Chris Botti returns to the Blue Note for his annual three-week residence from December 13 to January 2, including Christmas and New Year's Eve. This year, Botti is bringing a new band that features drummer Billy Kilson, guitarist Mark Whitfield, pianist Billy Childs, keyboardist Andy Ezrin, bassist Carlos Henriquez, vocalist Lisa Fischer, and violinists Caroline Campbell and Chee-Yun. Botti's accessible style, charm, and impressive backing band have kept him at the top of the contemporary jazz world for years. With a warm, effortless tone on the trumpet, Botti seamlessly weaves songs from the pop, jazz, classical and contemporary genres into each set. His Blue Note runs have been star-studded affairs over the last few years, boasting guest artists like John Mayer and Sting, and this year's series will be no different. As an artist who plays mostly concert halls all over the world, playing for three weeks at such an intimate club is a treat for Botti, who calls the Blue Note his favorite stop of the year.
WHEN: Tuesday, December 13, 2010 - Sunday, January 2, 2011; Sets @ 8pm & 10:30pm; New Year's Eve information is coming soon!
WITH: Chris Botti, trumpet; Billy Kilson, drums; Billy Childs, piano/keyboards; Mark Whitfield, guitar; Andy Ezrin, keyboards; Carlos Henriquez, bass; Lisa Fischer, vocals; Caroline Campbell, violin; Chee-Yun, violin
COST: Dec. 13 - 19, $65 @ table / $40 @ bar;
Dec. 20 - 30 & Jan. 1 - 2, $75 @ table / $40 @ bar
WHERE: The Blue Note; 131 W 3rd. St, New York, NY 10012
MORE: Doors open at 6pm. There is a $5 food/beverage minimum. For reservations, call 212-475-8592 or visit our website at www.bluenotejazz.com